Playlist for March 28, 2017

It's the last Tuesday of the month, which guessed it...album birthdays!

March 1982 and 1987 were ridiculous...probably two of the best months of the '80s in terms of new albums. Observe...

From March 1982:

Asia - Heat Of The Moment (from the album Asia)
Scorpions - Blackout (from Blackout)
Iron Maiden - Invaders (from The Number Of The Beast)
The Fall - Just Step S'ways (from Hex Enduction Hour)
Richard & Linda Thompson - Man In Need (from Shoot Out The Lights)
Talking Heads - New Feeling (from The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads)
The Fun Boy Three - T'aint What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It) (from Fun Boy Three)

Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance (from Rhythm Of Youth)
Thomas Dolby - Europa And The Pirate Twins (from The Golden Age Of Wireless)
Spandau Ballet - She Loved Like Diamond (from Diamond)
The Church - To Be in Your Eyes (from The Blurred Crusade)
The Jam - Ghosts (from The Gift)
Rick Springfield - I Get Excited (from Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet)
They Might Be Giants - For Science (not from March 1982 or 1987, but by request for Hollis!)
Visage - Move Up (from The Anvil)
The (English) Beat - Click Click (also not from March 1982 or 1987, but also for Hollis, who is exploring '80s music and needs to be fully supported!)
Laura Branigan - Gloria (from Branigan)

And from March 1987:

Night Ranger - I Know Tonight (from Big Life)
Level 42 - Running In The Family (from Running In The Family)
Exposé - Point Of No Return (from Exposure)
Oingo Boingo - Not My Slave (from BOI-NGO)
Anthrax - Imitation Of Life (from Among The Living)
U2 - In God's Country (from The Joshua Tree )

Bryan Adams - Hearts On Fire (from Into The Fire)
Boogie Down Productions - The Bridge Is Over (from Criminal Minded)
Butthole Surfers - Graveyard (from Locust Abortion Technician)
Erasure - Leave Me To Bleed (from The Circus)
Prince - Starfish And Coffee (from Sign O' The Times)
The Thompson Twins - Long Goodbye (from Close To The Bone)

See? I wasn't kidding! I can't even tell which year wins this time.

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

sumpsimus (SUHMP-suh-muhs) n.

1) Adherence to or persistence in using a strictly correct term, holding to a precise practice, etc., as a rejection of an erroneous but more common form (opposed to mumpsimus, which is adherence to or persistence in an erroneous use of language, memorization, practice, belief, etc., out of habit or obstinacy).

2) A person who is obstinate or zealous about such strict correctness (opposed to mumpsimus, which is a person who persists in a mistaken expression or practice).

Playlist for March 14, 2017

Happy 50th birthday to The Velvet Underground and Nico! We’ll hear a handful of (mostly) ‘80s covers of songs from that album in tonight’s show.

The Hooters - Blood from a Stone
Slaughter And The Dogs - I'm Waiting For The Man
Magazine - Upside Down
Bill Nelson - Empire of the Senses
Until December - Live Alone In Shame (Single Version)
Robert Palmer - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On
Bill Pritchard - Tommy And Co

R.E.M. - There She Goes Again
Echo & The Bunnymen - Pictures On My Wall
Benjamin Orr - Stay The Night
The Mood - Is There A Reason
David Bowie - Loving The Alien
Spoons - Romantic Traffic

Wire - Outdoor Miner
Game Theory - 24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - All Tomorrow's Parties
Fats Comet And The Big Sound - Bop Bop
The Blow Monkeys - Digging Your Scene
Mink Deville - Each Word's A Beat Of My Heart

Rick Springfield - What Kind Of Fool Am I
Tracey Thorn - Femme Fatale
Prefab Sprout - The King Of Rock' N' Roll
The Lambrettas - Decent Town
Scorpions - Passion Rules The Game
Judas Priest - United

’80s HADES Word of the Day

anodyne (AN-uh-dahyn) n./v.


1. A medicine that relieves or allays pain.
2. Anything that relieves distress or pain.


3. Relieving pain.
4. Soothing to the mind or feelings.

Playlist for February, March 7, 2017

Well, this show was supposed to air on February 28, but instead it'll air on March 7. I apologize to anyone who tuned in and got basketball instead of '80s music. Go Terriers!

As we kiss February 2017 goodbye, we look back at albums released 30 and 35 years ago this month. Fairly slim pickings, but a few great albums are celebrating this month.

From February 1982…

XTC - All Of A Sudden (It's Too Late) (from the album English Settlement)
Haircut 100 - Love's Got Me In Triangles (from Pelican West)
The Thompson Twins - Runaway (from Set)
Nick Lowe - Heart (from Nick the Knife)
Lou Reed - My House (from The Blue Mask)

And from February 1987…

The Style Council - Waiting (from The Cost of Loving)

Lou Gramm - Ready Or Not (from Ready or Not)
REO Speedwagon - That Ain't Love (from Life As We Know It)
The Smiths - Ask (from the compilation The World Won't Listen)
Dead Or Alive - Hooked On Love (from Mad, Bad, And Dangerous To Know)
The Psychedelic Furs - Angels Don't Cry (from Midnight To Midnight)

10,000 Maniacs - You Happy Puppet
Bal Paré - Palais D'amour

Daryl Hall - Dreamtime
J. Geils Band - Come Back
Steel Breeze - Lost In The 80's
New Order - Everything's Gone Green*
The Freshies - If You Really Love Me..Buy Me A Shirt
Rush - Territories

Egyptian Lover - Dance
Vivien Vee - Destiny
Landscape  - Norman Bates
The Boomtown Rats - Diamond Smiles

* = by request for Kevin and Julie!

'80s HADES Word of the Day

satrap (SEY-trap; SA-trap) n.

1) A governor of a province under the ancient Persian monarchy.
2) A subordinate ruler, often a despotic one.

Playlist for February 21, 2017

Sparks - Music That You Can Dance To
Vivabeat - Man From China
Mr. & Mrs. Dale - It's You (Original 12” Free Club Mix)
North Of Cornwallis - Billy Liar
Kenny Loggins - Heart To Heart

And now for the gated reverb section of the broadcast…

Peter Gabriel - Intruder
Duran Duran - A View To A Kill
XTC - Love At First Sight
Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.
Phil Collins - I Don't Care Anymore
The Power Station - Some Like It Hot (7’’)

Mark Stewart & The Mafia - Learning To Cope With Cowardice
Billy Squier - Emotions In Motion
Naked Eyes - Emotion In Motion
Ric Ocasek - Emotion In Motion
Christopher Cross - Never Be The Same

Dead Kennedys - We've Got A Bigger Problem Now
The Vibrators - Petrol
The Wedding Present - This Boy Can Wait (A Bit Longer!) (tune in to '90s Heaven on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m.!)
The Romantics - Tell It To Carrie
Dire Straits - Tunnel Of Love
Tom Waits - Hang Down Your Head

'80s HADES Word of the Day

distaff (DIS-taf, -tahf) n./adj.

1) A staff with a cleft end for holding wool, flax, etc., from which the thread is drawn in spinning by hand.
2) A similar attachment on a spinning wheel.

3) Noting, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable for a female (sometimes offensive).

Playlist for February 14th, 2017

Yep, it's Valentine's Day. Well, now that we've gotten that out of the way...on to the music!

Colin Newman - I've Waited Ages
The Avengers - We Are The One
Tones On Tail - There's Only One
Herbie Hancock - Rockit
Pet Shop Boys - It's Alright

Clan Of Xymox - A Day
Danse Society - Heaven Is Waiting
Minny Pops - Secret Story
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
Any Trouble - Second Choice
Guadalcanal Diary - Lonely Street
Steve Kilbey - Atlantis

Al Jarreau - Moonlighting (R.I.P. Mr. Jarreau, who passed away on Sunday)
Frida - To Turn The Stone
Wham! - Careless Whisper
Sheena Easton - Almost Over You
Chaka Khan - What Cha' Gonna Do For Me

White Lion - Don't Give Up
The Bodines - Therese
The Prisoners - Whenever I'm Gone
America - The Border
Joey Scarbury - Theme From "Greatest American Hero" (Believe It Or Not)
Headpins - Just One More Time
The Go-Go's - Girl of 100 Lists

'80s HADES Word of the Day

spoony (SPOO-nee) adj.

1) Foolishly or sentimentally amorous.
2) Foolish; silly.

Playlist for February 7, 2017

Squeeze - Hourglass
Katrina & The Waves - Do You Want Crying
Eight Seconds - Where's Bula
Philip Bailey - Easy Lover
Death Comet Crew - At The Marble Bar (At The Marble Bar 12 with The Rammellzee)
Days Of Sorrow - Wild World

Janet Jackson - Miss You Much
The Alan Parsons Project - Mammagamma
Alpha Blondy - Apartheid Is Nazism
Joe King Carrasco and the Crowns - Don't Let A Woman (Make A Fool Out Of You)
Karla Bonoff - Personally
The Tourists - Only Want To Be With You
Bob Seger - Tryin' To Live My Life Without You (Live)

Diamond Head - The Prince
Severed Heads - All Saints Day
Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
Thomas Leer and Robert Rental - Day Breaks, Night Heals
Journey - Send Her My Love

Eric B. & Rakim - Lyrics Of Fury
Giorgio Moroder - Too Hot To Handle
Sylvia - Nobody*
Arcadia - The Promise
The Blackouts - Make No Mistake

* = by request (with some prompting) from THE EEL!

'80s HADES Word of the Day

bloviate (BLOH-vee-eyt) v.

To speak pompously.

Playlist for January 31, 2017

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear albums of January 1982 and 1987…happy birthday to you!

From January 1982…

Waitresses - Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? (from Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful?)
The B-52's - Cake (from Mesopotamia)
Gang Of Four - Capital (It Fails Us Now) (from the Another Day/Another Dollar EP)
The dB's - We Were Happy There (from Repercussion)
Huey Lewis & The News - Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do (from Picture This)

And from January 1987…

For Against - Forget Who You Are (from Echelons)

The Pastels - Baby Honey (from Up for a Bit with The Pastels)
Hüsker Dü - She's A Woman (And Now He Is A Man) (from Warehouse: Songs and Stories)

The Bangles - Hazy Shade Of Winter
Rational Youth - Saturdays In Silesia (Extended Version)
Blue Peter - Don't Walk Past
Insiders - Ghost on the Beach (thanks to Kevin Wuench for this little gem!)

Asia - Go**
Chicago - Stay The Night
Def Leppard - Love And Affection
The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town
John Cale - Chinese Envoy
Asia - The Smile Has Left Your Eyes**

Dolly Mixture - Spend Your Wishes*
Look Blue Go Purple - Cactus Cat
The Units - i Night
Classix Nouveaux - Guilty (New Version)
The Jam - News Of The World
Shalamar - Dancing In The Sheets (Extended 12" Remix)
Death Comet Crew - At The Marble Bar (At The Marble Bar 12" with The Rammellzee)

* - This one's for Shannon of our sister show '90s Heaven!
** - R.I.P. John Wetton, bassist and lead singer for Asia

'80s HADES Word of the Day

amity n. (AM-i-tee)

1) Friendship; peaceful harmony.
2) Mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.

Playlist for January 24, 2017

Featuring some David Bowie covers for your listening pleasure!

The Dils - You're Not Blank
X-Ray Spex - I am a Poseur
Die Kreuzen - Man In The Trees
Skid Row - Youth Gone Wild
X - Burning House Of Love
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Duran Duran - Fame
The Go-Betweens - Love Goes On!

RIP Larry Steinbachek, founding member and keyboardist for Bronski Beat...

Bronski Beat - Ain't Necessarily So
Air Supply - Lost In Love**
ABC - Vanity Kills (The Abigails Party Mix)
Chris "The Glove" Taylor & David Storrs (featuring one of the first appearance on record by Tracy Marrow...a.k.a. Ice-T) - Reckless
The Associates - Boys Keep Swinging (Mono)

Wendy & Lisa - Waterfall
Heart - Nothin' At All
The Flowerpot Men - Jo's So Mean to Josephine
Blue Orchids - Agents Of Change
Melissa Manchester - You Should Hear How She Talks About You
The Chameleons - John, I'm Only Dancing

Bruce Hornsby & The Range - The Way It Is*
The Jets - Cross My Broken Heart
Julie Brown - I Like 'Em Big And Stupid
Talulah Gosh - Bringing Up Baby
Meat Puppets - Animal Kingdom
The Au Pairs - Repetition

* - by request from Allison!
** - by request from NANCY

'80s HADES Word of the Day

gainsay (GEYN-sey, geyn-SEY) v.

1) To deny, dispute, or contradict.
2) To speak or act against; oppose.

Playlist for January 17, 2017

Yaz - Bad Connection
Climie Fisher - Room To Move
A Certain Ratio - Guess Who
Telex - Dance To The Music
Madonna - Dress You Up
The Armoury Show - Castles in Spain

In late December, we lost a yet another ‘80s icon. RIP, George Michael.

Wham! - Freedom
Los Lobos - Will The Wolf Survive?
The Long Ryders - I Had A Dream
The Last - She Don't Know Why I'm Here
The Mekons - Blow Your Tuneless Trumpet (this song is a thumbing of the nose at U2...hey, speaking of which...)
U2 - One Tree Hill (The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary tour hits the road this summer, with a show at Solider Field on June 3!)

Well, it is inauguration week…so it’s time for THE PRESIDENT SET!

Duran Duran - Meet El Presidente (12" Version)
The Psychedelic Furs - President Gas
In Trance 95 - Presidente
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - The President
The Thompson Twins - Sister Of Mercy

Gary Numan - This Wreckage
New Age Steppers - Problems Pt.1 & 2
Marillion - Freaks
Beat Happening - Catwalk

'80s HADES Word of the Day

gibber n./v. (JIB-er; GIB-)

1) To speak inarticulately or meaninglessly (verb).
2) To speak foolishly; chatter (verb).
3) Gibbering utterance (noun).

Playlist for January 10, 2017

The Golden Palominos - Omaha
Shriekback - Intoxication
Peter & The Test Tube Babies - Banned From The Pubs
Violent Femmes - I Held Her In My Arms
John Mellencamp - Crumblin' Down
Flipper - Sex Bomb
Azul 29 - Ciências Sensuais

Laurie Anderson - Baby Doll
Robert Plant - Big Log
Coil - Who by Fire
Breathe - How Can I Fall?
The Sinceros - Disappearing

Mann Friday - Love Honey, Love Heartache (12" Vocal Version)
Mr. Fingers - Washing Machine (Original 12” Club Mix)
Honeymoon Suite - Burning In Love
Naked Eyes - When The Lights Go Out
David Sylvian - Taking The Veil
Fleetwood Mac - As Long As You Follow

Phil Collins - I Don't Care Anymore
Throwing Muses - Stand Up
Q4U - Creeps
Van Halen - Where Have All The Good Times Gone?
Steve Winwood - Holding On
Das Ding - H.S.T.A.
Vangelis - Blade Runner (End Titles)

'80s HADES Word of the Day

gallimaufry (gal-uh-MAW-free) n.

A hodgepodge, jumble, confused medley; a hash.